Updating Your Laundry Room: Four Ideas To Consider

Posted on: 5 January 2018

Your laundry room may not be the first thing everyone sees when they visit your home, but it does serve an essential function in your household. If you simply have your washer and dryer tucked into the corner of a basement room, consider the following ideas to give it a stunning yet functional makeover.

Kitchen-Style Cabinets And Counters

Storage space and room to fold your clothes can come in handy when you are doing laundry for the whole family. Consider adding kitchen-style cabinets above the washer and dryer, and install a counter that runs across the top of the appliances. If you have a large laundry room, you can install bottom cabinets and a counter there as well. This provides the storage and work space you need while also giving the room a finished look. The counters should be made from a heat-resistant material so they can be used for ironing. This means you won't have to pull out the clunky ironing board whenever you need to remove the wrinkles from dress shirts, pants, or suits.

Updated Sink

You don't have to stick with the basic, drab utility sink. Instead, replace it with a farmhouse-style sink or a stainless steel basin. Choose a beautiful faucet set to complete this portion of the project, and add a built-in soap dispenser for extra convenience. The soap dispenser helps eliminate clutter near the sink while also giving you a convenient alternative to disposable soap bottles. You can purchase large soap refills from your local warehouse store, which result in less waste than multiple small bottles do each week or month.

Hanging Racks

Whether you simply need to hang clothes as they come out of the dryer to prevent wrinkles or you have a lot of clothing that needs to line-dry, having some hanging racks in the laundry room can be a big help. Work with your contractor to reserve some space in between your cabinets for dowel rods, and use them to hang clothing temporarily in the room. You can also install a short rod above the sink area for any items that need to drip-dry, as this will keep the water in the sink and not on your floors.

Under-Cabinet Lighting

For beautiful illumination and a bit of extra style, consider installing under-cabinet lighting in the laundry room. This extra lighting can make it easier to see when you are ironing or when you are tackling a late-night load of laundry for your little ones. You can also add puck or recessed lighting above the washer and dryer if you won't be installing cabinets.

Talk to a remodeling contractor, such as from Villatoro & M. Construction Inc., about which features you absolutely must have in your new laundry room, and use these ideas as inspiration for your remodeling project.

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